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Paris, Île-de-France, France | INDIE

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« Should we introduce René Lacaille ? The accordion layer, the guitar player and singer and bass player too is one of the more attractive figures of music from la Reunion – one of the most important too. Cordéon Kaméléon sums up his adventures and meetings with some road-compagnions as Bob Brozman, Danyel Waro, Denis Péan (Lo’Jo) and the new comer Tommy C. Jordan on the very jazzy Love Above… »
2009 Mondomix

« Generous, travelling, lively, imaginative, restraintless, frankly rejoicing, that album just looks like its author. ..René invited his many friends. Serious musicians who at the same time are his brothers in musical fiestas…A family for un album…to mke people feel good. An dit works ! » Philippe Labesse
2009 Le Monde - France

If you find that the world is too depressing, go and listen to René Lacaille, the accordion player from the reunion island, you will go out at the top of our form. He founded the band Caméléon with the legendary Alain Péters, one of the groups which made maloya be known as world music, and as a melodist and singer he loves nothing more than open his door to his friends. That is why on his last album Cordeon Kaméléon (Connecting Cultures Records) he invites Danyel Waro. THE voice of his island and Bob Brozman… »
2009, le Nouvel Observateur -France

« …with Danyel Waro, he is the ambassador of the rythms of his birth-island La Réunion, whose ryhtms he modernised. Two feet on the field of tradition but heart open to any encounter…. »
2009 Marianne – France

« wonderful gift qhere sega and maloya get married to the thousand and one colours that the cirtuoso made his through his career. All the music he loves is here. Brotherly, plain and enlightened. With his pals as a bonus.Magic. »
2009 Chorus – France

De wildeman van het eiland La Réunion is niet aleen een kameleon, zoals de titel van zijn nieuwe dubbel-cd
Cordéon Kaméléon suggereert, maar ook een muzikale duizendpoot. Behalve op acordeon schittert René
Lacaille op gitaar, bas en balafon. Zijn muziek is een « « creole » in de allerbeste traditie, aangevuld met spitsvondig jatwerk uit alle windstreken, maar met volstrekt eigen signatuut.
Muzikale vrienden draafden af en ann in de Parijse studio om een (soms kleine) bijdrage te leveren – zoals de
Indiase gitaargod Debashish Battacharya verrassend als getienstige sideman – en toch ontstond een voltmaakt
organisch geheel. Ondanks de ritmische complexiteit en de ragfijne harmonische detillering van de composities
klinkt het album als één groot fest. Uniek is de ruimeer uur lange bonus-cd met instrumentale interpretaries van
dezele songs ; niet bedoed voor karaoke maar als om en passan te bewijzen dat het ookzonder zang muzikale
juweeltjes zijn.
2009 Volkskrankt (15/01/09) –

TV/RADIO INTERVIEWS AND CONCERTS on :TV France Ô Ô quotidian : 10 minutes pour le dire (10 minutes to tell it) -
Radio Bremen
Radio Nova (partner for the album)
France Inter (national broadcast)
Sur le pont des artistes (Saturday evening) 31/01/09
Sous les étoiles exactement (midnight- 2 am) 28/01/09
Toc toc musical (morning chronique) Juien Delli Fiori 31/01/09
France Info January 31st chtonique
France Musique : Colours of the world
Radio France International : RFI Musique / Musics of the world
Radio France Outremer (overseas) : 2 broadcasts
Tropique FM
Radio Bremen
WEBSITES AND WEBRADIOS (see above – magazine reviews) an interview on a video
…an incomparable energy…
2009 (webradio)
...The album is a synthesis of all his musical influences…
2009 (an interview on a video)

…René Lacaille makes the audience move with his accordion. He is well known for his skill in Creole
2008 Le Parisien

…René Lacaille sparkled last night…This ccomplished misician knows how to mix the traditionnal sonuds of
his birth-country with the Western modern rythms…
2008 La Charente Libre

…Our here-legendary musician, as always with his family, could delight the audience

… the accordeo-mystic finesse of René Lacaille…he grooves like no other one on the accordion…He
harmonizes with a huge experience…Life is beautiful.
2007 Le quotidien de la Réunion

…the singer and multi-instrumentist offered us a personal concert with his family. Surounded by his children,
he played with the audience and guide dit to his warm and uniue universe. His matchless presence enlightened
the night and we are eager to see him back soon.
2007 Le Journal de l’île - PRESS REVIEWS


Cordéon Kaméléon (Connecting Cultures/Rue Stendhal 2009)
Choc du monde de la musique 2005 / Prix Gus Viseur 2005 / German Critics Award 2009 / Grand Prix Charles Cros 2009 (coup de
coeur musiques du monde)

POKSINA, New album of Trio Lacaille , expecting on the label DAQUI en 2011



Reunion Island
Creole songs accordeon

René Lacaille is the master of the spicy séga-maloya
rhythms of the Réunion Island, Indian Ocean. As a child,
he played in balls with his father, before creating the
legendary group Caméléon who invented electric Maloya,
blending traditional music with modern western timbres.
René’s talent and curiosity led him to master accordion,
guitar, bongos, ukulélé, accordina and saxophone. René
recorded with the famous maloya singer Danyel Waro
(Patango) and with the great American guitarist Bob
Brozman (Digdig).
René received many awards (Gus Viseur price, Grand prix
Charles Cros-German Ctricis Award) that testify of his faithfulness to the traditions,
creativity and sense of universality.
“an extraordinary talent” Dirty Linen –USA/” the
gravel-voiced troubadour in rumbustuous form, swinging
between rum-soaked chansons and thumping singalongs “
the Observer- UK